Why We Make so Much of Jesus

Jesus Christ was the First. The Most. The Best. The Last. The Everything.

Scripture ransacks the human language in search of superlatives enough to give mankind some kind of idea who this Person was who was born of a virgin, lived without sin, taught us of Heaven, and died in our place. His resurrection and ascension forever secured His place in the history and thought and conversation of this small planet.

Earth has never seen another like Him. He is unique.

Christianity and the Christian life are all about Jesus.

Regardless of what they tell you, the Christian faith is not about love.

It’s not about morals and doing good.

The Christian faith is not about helping one another and be ye kind and see you in church.

Love and morals and doing good, helping one another and showing kindness and attending worship are the byproducts of the Christian faith when done right.

But the Christian faith itself is all about one Person and One Person Only: The Lord Jesus Christ.

He is the only Savior. He is the only sin-offering. He is the one and only mediator between God and man. He alone reveals God the Father to us. His is the only Name by which we must be saved.

Jesus. It’s all about Jesus.

Sweetest note in seraph song. Sweetest name on mortal tongue. Sweetest carol ever sung. Jesus, blessed Jesus.

The Old Testament told about the coming of Jesus in a hundred different ways. Every altar pointed to His cross, every offering to the Savior Himself. The Psalmist sang of His coming. The prophets prophesied repeatedly of the One who would suffer for the sins of His people, who would bear their iniquities, and who would be the offspring of a virgin. The prophets spoke of His sinless nature, His horrible death, and His resurrection.

Each writer, preacher, singer in pre-Christian times saw through a glass darkly and said more than they understood.

The four gospels–Matthew, Mark, Luke, John–present four similar but different accounts of His coming, many aspects of His life and ministry, and much about His death and resurrection. The Acts of the Apostles continues the story of the expansion of the Christian faith. The epistles which follow are letters written from church leaders to congregations or individuals regarding doctrine, practices, heresies, cautions, and promises. The last book, called Revelation, presents Jesus as the Victorious Ruler of the universe and Judge of all who have lived on earth.

It’s all about Jesus.

John Bisagno has famously said, “Jesus Christ is everything God in Heaven has to say about Himself.” Jesus said, “If you have seen me, you’ve seen the Father” (John 14:9). Jesus said, “No one knows Me except the Father, and no one knows the Father except Me and those to whom I reveal Him” (Matthew 11:27 and Luke 10:22).

It’s absolutely essential that we bear in mind the following…

One. The Holy Spirit makes much about Jesus.

Two. The Holy Scriptures make much about Jesus.

Three. The heart of every person saved by the blood of the Lamb cries out to make more and more of Jesus.

Scripture cannot find enough superlatives to use about Him…

–He is the visible image of the invisible God. (Colossians 1:15)

–By Him were the worlds created. Without Him nothing was made (John 1:3).

–He is superior to the angels, prophets, and every other portion of creation (Hebrews 1:1ff) .

–He is the Word made flesh (John 1:14)

–He will sit on the throne of judgment at the end of this world (Matthew 25:31-32) .

–Every eye shall see Him; every tongue shall confess Him as Lord; every knee shall bow before Him. (Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10-11; Revelation 1:7)

–He is “my Lord and my God.” (John 20:28)

–He is the only One who knows the Father. Anyone who knows the Father got that information from Him. (John 14:6)

–He is the sole mediator between God and man. (See I John 2:1-2 among other places)

Therefore, as a result of this…

–For us to make too much of Jesus would be impossible. The far greater danger is that we make too little of Him.

–It is absolutely essential that we come to God by Jesus Christ, for He alone is the way. There is no other way.

–His death on the cross and His subsequent resurrection stand in recorded history as the ultimate judgment on the world, the absolute and final sentence on the devil, and the unanswerable statement of the love of God for mankind.

–All other religions, even the noble and well-meaning ones, are attempts from humanity to build a bridge to Heaven. Jesus Christ is Heaven’s bridge to earth.

“Dear Lord Jesus. You are Lord of Lords and King of Kings. We worship Thee. We thank Thee. And every morning of our lives we would begin by dropping to our knees to surrender all to Thee. Have Thine own way. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy will be done. Forever and ever. Amen.”